How Many Pills Are Too Many?

In recent years, evidence has mounted about the dangers of taking multiple, perhaps unnecessary, medications.

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Ageism in Healthcare

Have you or an aging parent ever had a poor experience in the hospital or the doctors office due to age? It happens all too often that when the elderly are misunderstood, it must mean that they are incapacitated in some way. Having an advocate available when an aging parent is going to the doctor is ideal so that there are no mistakes. Read on to learn more about the dangers our elders may face

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March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s what to know.

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Osteoperosis is Not Just For Women

If you think you cannot get osteoporosis because you are a man, think again!

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The Dangers of Medication Mix-Ups

At the beginning of the New Year, it’s important for each of us to examine our health and lifestyle and plan for ways to improve in 2017.

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Who Needs an Advocate?

By Jill Poser, Director of Life Care Planning I began working with seniors back in 2008 when I chose to become certified as an ‘Aging-in-Place’ Specialist.

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease.

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Are There Drugs Older Adults Should Avoid?

Do you have an aging parent who seems to be struggling with their medications? Are you concerned about drugs older adults should avoid? Medication Management is an vital aspect of what we provide at Advocare.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Seniors

Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise known as SAD, is a form of depression that affects a person during the same season each year.

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One Size Does Not Fit All!

Chair Yoga was developed to fill a void for those who loved Yoga but were unable to practice it for many reasons including disability, obesity, or just being unable to get on and off a mat. Adults recovering from cancer or those suffering chronic neurological disorders gravitated to it for exercise, serenity, and self-esteem.

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Meaningful, Enjoyable, and Doable: Optimizing Older Adults’ Activity Engagement at Home

In addition to being able to live safely at home, when facing declining physical or cognitive abilities it remains important to all people to have a sense of purpose—something to do—in their everyday lives.

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For Older Adults With Dementia, Transitions in Care Can Increase Risk for Serious Problems

Good dementia care emphasizes the need for familiar people and familiar environments, and this can be more difficult to support when too many transitions take place.

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Different Kinds of Physical Activity Shown to Improve Brain Volume, Cut Alzheimer’s Risk in Half

A new study shows that a variety of physical activities from walking to gardening and dancing can improve brain volume and cut the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 50%.

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Blueberries Could be Used to Fight Alzheimer’s

Researchers believe that they may have a part to play in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

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Caregiving Coaching: Fostering Resilience in Older Adult Spousal Caregivers

Older adult spouses who are caregivers are an overlooked group that deserves our attention.

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Eating Fish May Help Stave Off Dementia

Eating at least one portion of fish per week may help to reduce a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-related illnesses.

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The Emotional Side of Caregiving

Whether you become a caregiver gradually or all of sudden due to a crisis, or whether you are a caregiver willingly or by default, many emotions surface when you take on the job of caregiving.

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Can A Cancer Drug Reverse Parkinson’s Disease And Dementia?

A drug that’s already approved for treating leukemia appears to dramatically reduce symptoms in people who have Parkinson’s disease with dementia, or a related condition called Lewy body dementia.

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Home Safety and Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s can live in their homes, as long as safety measures are in place

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Dementia Caregiving – Making Family Outings Work for Everyone

A dementia diagnosis unfortunately still holds a stigma for many family caregivers.

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